Okay so I was rehired at my old job and they have an extensive training program. I had to go through the training again even though I had been rehired. I was constantly finished with the courses quickly and bored so I was frequently caught on my phone which I received a verbal warning for excessive phone usage under the issue of conduct.
The training program had different levels with different instructors. I had only been with this instructor one week and our first one on one encounter was her issuing me a write up. To issue the write up she called my manager that I would be assigned to after training into the meeting as well after I had been assigned to his team literally that day. During the meeting she has no formal write up to issue me she just told me “I’m putting you on a verbal warning” and summed up the reason as excessive cell phone use.
While in the meeting she tells me that while she has me there she would like to discuss my attendance. Just some background information I had two emergencies prior to being under her instruction, one being impacted wisdom teeth and a small family emergency. I’ll like to note that I came to work the next day after having my wisdom teeth pulled as well as offered to come back to work when I had the family emergency which I was told “it wouldn’t be worth is” I say this to point out I did my best to be there every day of training.
I had already been spoken to previously about my attendance by the manager that was instructing me at the time and the conversation was noted in my file. So when she brought up the issue of attendance I expressed to her how I feel the conversation was unfair and that I had not since missed any work and have already been spoken to. She told me “I will have this conversation with you everyday if I want to” which baffles me as to why a manger would want to speak about something that is not happening.
So after she expressed that I felt defeated in the conversation and just completely shut down and stopped talking besides acknowledging that I understand. Three hours later I’m being called into another meeting to let me know I’m being put on a final notice for not being receptive to feedback and for trying to change the subject when she was talking. Also she told me it has been observed that two hours after she wrote me up I was observed throwing a fit by slamming objects on my desk. When I ask who observed or what the actual action was she says she’s not willing to share. Other people in my training class also felt she was extremely rude and unfair. The instructor went on maternity leave a week after this incident and luckily I was not fired as others have said they believe they would’ve been fired as well if she continued to instruct us.
Due to this final notice I have not received my yearly merit and not company bonus which is 15% of my salary. I’m extremely upset because I do not feel being put on a final warning was warranted. I am a very good employee and have never had any issues with conduct EVER. Every previous manager that heard this news about me was baffled as well as they know how well I do my job and have never had any issues with me either. I want to know what you would do in my shoes to present a case as to why it was not warranted. I am meeting with an ER rep and a VP to over turn the final notice I just want to ensure I build a strong case.